Definition of Boss-eyed

1. Adjective. (British informal) cross-eyed.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boss-eyed

bosonised
bosonises
bosonising
bosonization
bosonizations
bosonize
bosonized
bosonizes
bosonizing
bosons
bosque
bosques
bosquet
bosquets
boss
boss-eyed (current term)
boss about
boss around
boss key
bossa nova
bossage
bossages
bossdom
bossdoms
bossed
bossed about
bossed around
bosselated
bosselation
bosser

Literary usage of Boss-eyed

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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Bossers (common), spectacles; because (specially in the case of short-sighted persons) they make one look "boss-eyed" or squinting, or from the studs on ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1882)
"Sometimes to go bossen is used. ' Dunna pug that owd strap so tight, ar "e'll go bossen.' boss-eyed, adj. squinting. Bosted, pp burst. ..."

3. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"Boss-Eyed, said of a person with one eye, or rather with one eye injured, a person with an obliquity of vision. In this sense sometimes varied by the term ..."

4. A Warwickshire Word-book: Comprising Obsolescent and Dialect Words by G. F. Northall (1896)
"boss-eyed, adj. Having an eye which protrudes slightly, and is defective in sight and of control. The term is also loosely applied to any squinting eye. ..."

5. Oliver Optic's Magazine by Oliver Optic (1875)
"The " boss " eyed Bob, when he presented himself, with great disgust. " You are a bright youth," he said ; " a fine hand on a car." " It was an accident, ..."

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